Introduction To GB Regulation

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The UK formally departed the European Union at midnight CET on 31st December 2020.

The European Union Trade and Cooperation Agreement was finalised on 24 December 2020, setting out the future relationship.

Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union - GOV.UK (

European Chemical Regulation was retained in GB Law at the time of departure, which is reflected in GB legislation:

This new GB legislation retains the fundamentals set out by the EU on REACH, Biocides, etc., but divergence could follow with future revisions. For example, differences in those substances considered as Candidate List substances of Very High Concern for authorisation of use.

The CHCS legislation pages provide information and links to external resources. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

See comprehensive information on the GB Brexit section of the website.

See the CHCS Training web page for training on GB Chemical Regulations.

Page reviewed: July 2021
Document Ref: leg-02 


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